It just happens to be Vegemite Day and we have created the ultimate plant-based beef and vegemite pies that will fool any meat-eater. We guarantee it.
In the last couple of weeks, the fable Food Co, Braised Plant-Based Beef has hit Woolworths shelves and it proving to be one of the most realistic meat substitutes available. The most impressive part about fable is that the product is made predominately of mushrooms. It is quite a remarkable product which is set to change many peoples perceptions of what is achievable with plant-based meats.
We made this pretty simple to follow to make sure you don’t need too many ingredients and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to make it. In the end, though you get some extremely gourmet pies that will knock your socks off and more importantly fool any meat-eater friends you have.
If you are making these Gluten-Free then you will need to get the Coles GF puff pastry and make sure you get the Gluten-Free Vegemite that is now available.
The texture of the meat from fable is quite remarkable. It looks like beef, tastes like beef and most importantly, the texture is stringy and chewy just like slow-cooked beef.
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The Ultimate Plant-Based Beef & Vegemite Pies
- 250 g fable Plant-Based Braised Beef
- 1 small Onion sliced
- 1 Carrot grated
- 2 cloves Garlic minced
- 1 cup Beef Stock Massel
- 1 tbsp Vegemite Gluten-Free
- 3 sheets gluten-free Puff Pastry Coles brand
- 1 handful fresh thyme
- 1 tbsp Tomato Paste
- 1 tbsp Corn Flour mixed with 2 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
Preheat your oven to 180 C
Add your olive oil to the pan, then the fable Plant-Based Braised Beef, carrot, onion and lightly fry for 3 mins.
Add the garlic, tomato paste, thyme, beef stock and vegemite. Stir to incorporate, then add the cornflour mixed with water.
Let simmer for 15 mins. It will thicken slightly over this time.
While it simmers, get your puff pastry and cut out six large circles to fit your muffin tin. Then cut out six smaller tops for your pies. The size will depend on the muffin tin you use. But you can grab glasses, mugs or small bowls for the different sizes to cut out.
Use the Nuttlex to coat the muffin tin (to make sure they don't stick) and fill the tin with the larger puff pastry circles.
If they don't fit perfectly, just press it in to make it fit.
Fill each muffin hole with your beef mixture.
Top with the smaller puff pastry circles and use a form to press around the edge and seal the pies.
Use some baking paper or a pastry brush to lightly cover the tops of the pies with some Nuttlex and then place in the oven for 20 mins or golden brown.